Turf & Irrigation Blog

Four Reasons to Perform Routine Maintenance on Turf Equipment

As a turf maintenance professional, you have a lot of responsibility. Whether you’re getting the field ready for the big game or making sure the course is up to par (pun intended), you depend on the performance of your turf equipment to get the job done. In order for that equipment to be reliable, it needs to be maintained properly, but setting up a maintenance program for your fleet is no easy task. Here’s four reasons why creating a program to perform routine maintenance on turf equipment is more than worth the effort required. Routine maintenance prevents breakdowns At the
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How to Calibrate a Toro Sprayer

In order to use your Toro sprayer most efficiently, it is important that it be properly calibrated.  Since many of our Toro turf equipment customers have questions about how to properly calibrate their sprayers, we thought we’d spend a little bit of time reviewing how to calibrate a Toro sprayer here on our blog.  Although the exact procedure will vary depending on the model of Toro sprayer that you have, the outline below should give you a good idea of how the process works. Preparation for Toro sprayer calibration Before you begin the calibration process or perform any other work
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MyRide Suspension on the popular Z Masters

Fully suspended operator platform delivers comfort and convenience. NEWS FROM TORO:  The Toro Company is excited to introduce the all-new MyRIDE™ suspension system available on select Toro® Z Master® zero-turn mowers. Built for maximum comfort, the innovative MyRIDE suspension system features a fully suspended operator platform that delivers 3.6″ of travel and isolates the operator from the rest of the machine. This design reduces impacts, bumps and vibrations for a more comfortable ride. The MyRIDE suspension system also features adjustable rear shocks, which allow each operator to choose his or her own personalized comfort setting. The system is quick and easy to adjust,
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Toro Pressroom … Your Link to Toro

Be sure you link to Toro Pressroom Stay on top of what is new and exciting to assist your crew and your business through the Toro Pressroom.  Here you will be able to see the important information as it becomes available to the industry directly from Toro.  Toro Pressroom Link Example of what they recently posted include such things as: Toro’s Revolutionary SmartPark™ Braking System Makes Mowing Easier or Toro Adds Two New Dealers to Extensive Underground Distribution Network Click on either of these articles to read more and know that you can check on our website at anytime to
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Spring Showers…and the flood of golfers!

The good, bad and the ugly… That’s what most of us start to think of when spring arrives and we are happy to know that the flood of golfers will be returning to the course.  With that comes the challenges of getting everything on the course in tip top shape and repairing what mother nature served up over the winter.  Here are just a few items we share with you to be sure you have what you need for all of those maintenance issues. TORO MVP KITS Regular maintenance helps you maximize uptime so you can keep up with your
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Summer Field Day – July 21

See you at 28th Annual Field Day for IPLLA Site of this year’s event is at the Hendricks County Conference Center and Fairgrounds.  IPLLA is the Green Industry Leader and has once again pulled together a tremendous agenda. As a new feature this year, the Indiana Professional Lawn & Landscape Association will devote an entire education track to business related topics for Owners and Managers.  All of these will be held in the Conference Room of the Hendricks County Fairground Complex.  Note that this year includes guest speakers from our very own team at Kenney Corporation. We will start the
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Toro Announces Distributor Award Winner

Mike Grimm Receives Green Blazer Award Kenney Machinery is proud to announce one of our own as an award winner this year from Toro.  We congratulate Mike on this great accomplishment!   Join us in thanking him for his dedication and customer-focused efforts. Here is the recent press release from TORO that we would like to share: BLOOMINGTON, Minn., (July 2014) – The Toro Company announced its 2013 distributor sales award recipients at the annual Toro awards presentation held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Toro’s awards recognize distributor personnel for customer-focused sales programs in the turf equipment market. Mike Grimm, SCPS, of Kenney Machinery received
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Dare to compare Zero Turn Options

Compare Zero Turn Mowers — Toro vs. John Deere Making the correct decision when buying a new mower can sometime be a daunting task.  Why not view this current video comparing the new Toro 42″ Zero Turn Mower with a similar John Deere 42″ EZTrak? Features and functionality We’ll compare Toro’s 42″ zero turn TimeCutter to a comparable 42″ John Deere EZTrak. Take a look at the engines, Toro packs a more powerful 22hp Kohler engine. The Deere is running a 20hp Briggs and Stratton. Toro features Smart Speed control system that gives you two speed ranges that are perfect
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Get Zero-Turn Productivity With The Sand Pro ® 2040Z

Cut grooming time and improve  the looks of your bunkers The time and effort needed for bunker maintenance have both been significantly lowered thanks to Toro’s new Sand Pro 2040Z, the industry’s first zero-turn mechanical groomer. The design allows it to turn on a dime so you can easily groom even the bunkers you’ve had to groom by hand in the past.  We introduce this new line from Toro and share with you the ways in which you can improve your course bunker grooming. Watch this video to experience it’s many new features: See it in action    Top line
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Worried about what may be under all that snow?

What will all of this snow do to your golf course? So this has been the winter of record snow, polar vortexes, and unbelievable winter conditions that we will all remember for years to come.   Many golf courses have been covered in snow for extended periods of time, leaving many to wonder what they will see when it all melts in the coming weeks.   What strategies do you have and what should you be concerned about?   We share a recent article from the USGA that addresses those concerns and gives you the steps you need to take
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